In this edition:                             February 23, 2017

Local Businesses Benefit from Rebates
Preserving our Quality of Life
New Dog Park Agility Equipment
PCE Begins Second Enrollment Phase
Burlingame Community Garden
Grants for 94010 Home Owners
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
rebatesLocal Businesses are Benefitting from Rebates
Leading the County in energy savings
 
Energy Watch, a local program that offers businesses free energy audits and rebates for retrofits, reported that Burlingame businesses are leading the County in energy savings. Participating Burlingame businesses saved 731,244 kilowatt hours in 2016 and reduced 514 tons of carbon emissions - that's equivalent to removing 109 cars from the road.
 
Great job Burlingame businesses! We encourage other Burlingame businesses to take advantage of this cost savings program. Sign up for an energy audit today .
QOLPreserving our Quality of Life
Share your views
 
City Manager Lisa Goldman, Police Chief Eric Wollman, and Finance Director Carol Augustine visited the Our Lady of Angels Men's Club recently as part of our Join the Conversation program on community priorities and needs.  We heard strong support for investing more in our streets, sidewalks, and traffic calming measures. Please share your views with us today.
dogparkNew Dog Park Agility Equipment
Donated by the Parks and Recreation Foundation

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation recently donated a new piece of agility equipment to the Dog Park at Bayside Park.  This new professional quality tunnel is a few feet above the ground and great for both exercise and training. 
 
Please contact the Foundation at info@supportburlingameparks.org with any feedback about the tunnel, or if you are interested in donating another piece of equipment to the park.  For more information about the Parks and Recreation Foundation go to www.supportburlingameparks.org.
pcePCE Begins Second Enrollment Phase
Offering two electricity rates

Peninsula Clean Energy  (PCE) is sending out notices this month to 210,000 residences and businesses throughout San Mateo County. Burlingame residents who are not yet enrolled in PCE will soon have the chance to join. Keep an eye out for a notice in the mail or enroll immediately at www.peninsulacleanenergy.com
 
PCE offers two electricity rates. ECOplus is the default rate to which customers are automatically enrolled in. ECOplus is 50% renewable energy and costs 5% less than PG&E electricity rates. The 5% discount may be especially helpful to residents who have seen high energy bills this winter. ECO100 is the opt-up rate for 100% renewable energy. We encourage residents and businesses who want 100% renewable energy without the hassle of installing on-site solar power to opt for ECO100 .
gardenBurlingame Community Garden
Space available!

The Burlingame Community Garden, founded in 2013, and is a wonderful opportunity for the local community members to pursue their passion for gardening. Recently, several garden beds became available to rent. The spaces are first come, first serve, so please reach out if you are interested.
 
Please contact Kevin Sanchez, Recreation Coordinator,  at Ksanchez@burlingame.org  or (650)558-7312 to arrange a garden bed rental. For more information, please visit the Community Garden Webpage.
grantsGrants for 94010 Home Owners
Applications accepted through February 27

Interested in seismically retrofitting your older home and need some financial assistance to do so? Homeowners in the 94010 zip code whose homes were built before 1979 and meet a variety of other criteria may be eligible for grants of up to $3,000 through the State's Earthquake Brace + Bolt program. The application period opened January 25, and applications are being accepted through February 27.  For more information, check out the program's website.   
EventsEvents Around Town
First Annual CCFD Charity Ball & Silent Auction
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. t0 12:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

The Central County Fire Department is proud to announce the First Annual Central County Firefighter's Charity Ball and Silent Auction! Come join us for a night of dancing and fun; all in the name of a good cause! Event ticket and silent auction proceeds will benefit the One Hundred Club of San Mateo County, for families of police officers killed in the line of duty.  Tickets can be purchased in person at Fire Station #34 at 799 California Drive in Burlingame, by phone at (650)576-4730, or by mail by following the instructions on our website.
 
Interested in donating to our Silent Auction or want more information? Email us at ccfdevents@gmail.com . More information about the charity can be found at  www.100clubsmc.org. We hope to see you there!
Save the Date: Owner/Builder Workshop
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road

A helpful class for any homeowner who is thinking about performing the duties of an owner/ builder on their residential project in the City of Burlingame. A brief history of the California Building Codes will be presented, followed by a presentation on the pros and cons of being an owner/builder. Tips on hiring a contractor will be provided.
  
The Central County Fire Department will provide a brief presentation and helpful hints regarding fire code requirements in residential structures. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. Presented by the City of Burlingame and Central County Fire Department. Register today by calling the Building Division at (650) 558-7270.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

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